Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Aloo Methi Mutter Curry / Potato Peas Methi Curry

Today's recipe is rich and creamy curry made with Potato/Aloo-Peas-Methi leaves combo. This is one of my experiment which turned out super doper Hit with my family. A month back H bought one Instant curry mix(dry powder) like spice powder of Paneer Butter Masala, Methi Malai Mutter n one more pack. That spice mix powder gives really a restaurant style taste n it was more liked by my kids especially the Paneer Butter Masala. Its my long time wish to recreate that spice mix at home and wanted to try a curry in that style.


With that spice mix its easy to make PBM , Paneer Tikka Masala, methi malai mutter etc, just mix the spice mix powder in milk n saute onions, tomato puree add milk paste n cook for 4-5 minutes lastly add paneer. So few days back i tried that in my way and it turned out too delicious but it was totally different from that may be if i added Paneer it might be similar. Anyway the curry was awesome n i served with zero oil Rotis. This curry is sure a great combo with Naan, Puris n pulao also. Now to the recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Fresh Methi Leaves         1/2 cup (washed n roughly chopped)
  2. Peas/Mutter       1/4 cup (fresh or frozen)
  3. Aloo/Potato       3 medium (boiled n cut in to bite size pieces)
  4. Onion     1 medium(finely chopped)
  5. Tomato Paste      1 cup (blend 2 large tomatoes)
  6. Ginger Garlic Paste     1tsp
  7. Salt    to taste
  8. Butter      1/2 tsp
  9. Oil       2 tsp
  10. Cumin seeds      1/2 tsp
For Milk-Spice Mix
  1. Milk     1/2 cup ( i used 2%milk)
  2. Red Chili Powder     1 tsp
  3. Kashmiri chili powder     1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin Powder     1/4 tsp
  5. Garam Masala Powder     1/4 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder      1 tsp
  7. Kasoori Methi/Dried methi leaves      1 tsp
To Wet Grind
  1. Cashew nuts     5 no. whole
  2. Poppy seeds     1 tsp
Method
  • First Soak Cashew nut n poppy seeds in 1/4 cup warm water for 20-30 minutes, after that grind it to a smooth paste with same water n keep aside.
  • Boil Potatoes but not too soft n mushy, just hard boiled potato is enough, then cut in to pieces n keep ready.
  • Now heat butter in a pan, add methi leaves and fry for 2 minutes n transfer it to a bowl n keep aside.
  • To the same pan, add oil heat it n then add cumin seeds n wait till it splutter.
  • After that add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell leaves then add finely chopped onions and saute till it turns light golden brown.
  • Now add tomato paste and saute until the moisture dries up n it turns like thick paste.
  • At this stage add milk-spice paste and stir fry for a minute.
  • And then add Potatoes n peas and stir for another 2 minutes and add the ground poppy-cashew nut paste and again saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now u add enough water(to desired consistency) and salt, give a nice mix and cook covered(in medium heat) for one boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add the sauteed methi leaves and cook in low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Lastly add some chopped cilantro n turn off the heat.
  • That's it...Rich n delicious Aloo Methi Mutter Curry Ready. Serve Hot with rotis/naan.

Notes:
In the same recipe instead of aloo/potato u can also use Paneer.
Soaking time for cashew nuts n poppy seeds is must, don't omit that, or else the poppy seeds won't blend well n u miss the creamy n smooth texture of  this curry.
Frying methi leaves in butter is optional u can also use oil, but butter gives nice buttery flavor to the curry.


23 comments:

  1. Hi Sangeetha.. This recipe is one of my fav. and yes,it does qualify for the event since omitting poppy seeds from the gravy will change the texture and taste entirely..

    Thanks for linking to the event :)

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  2. Delicious and yummy platter..Lovely clicks too..

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  3. Super combo and nice inviting curry !! love to have with chapati's !!

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  4. Deliciously prepared curry and loved the spices in here...Nice clicks..

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  5. During the early years of married life I had used this curry mix powders once and had loved it...but then, I feel fresh ingredients always taste better and I will definitely try this one...Looks very tempting Sangee. Thanks for linking Sangee.

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  6. i love the last one black and color photo :)

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  7. Looks delish along with those roti is just yum

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  8. Looks very creamy and rich Sangee.. Nothing can beat homemade fresh ones.

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  9. I love this combo Sangee... Looks so tempting

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  10. Curry looks finger licking good.

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  11. Very perfect combination..Amazing tempting clicks!!!

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  12. Tempting gravy. will try sometime :)

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  13. Excellent side dish for rotis, i can have two more rotis with this yummy curry.

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  14. wonderful combo sangee....nice clicks!!

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  15. methi takes this potato dish to a new level

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  16. Very yummy curry, I like the way you have rolled the chappathis, lovely clicks..

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  17. nice presentation as always :)

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  18. very tempting and nice step by step presentation. happy to follow you. visit me in your spare time.


    sharanya

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